UPDATE 09/03/12 – They have met their funding goal on Kickstarter raising $51,824 as of today.
The craft beer scene in Hawaii is rapidly growing and we could soon see another new brewery opening in Honolulu. Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Company has hopes of opening a 7 to 15 barrel brewery and taproom in the Honolulu area sometime in the summer of 2014.
The brewery launched a Kickstarter campaign today to help finance the project. Owners and cousins Darren Garvey and Eric Jackson are looking to raise $50,000 dollars on the crowd funding site that they will be combined with other traditional sources of financing to start the brewery. Kickstarter donors will receive various “swag” or rewards for their donations (by law crowd sourcing donations cannot be used to purchase stock or ownership in companies.) Donation levels start as low as $10.
Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Company’s Kickstarter page lists that the brewery plans on brewing 6 flagship beers: a Belgian Style Wheat, an American Pale Ale, an India Pale Ale, an American Amber Lager, a Bitter Ale, and an Oatmeal Stout, as well as a rotation of seasonal/experimental beers. They also plan on serving other locally brewed beers in their taproom with the goal of creating a hub of local craft beer for beer lovers and novices.